Stories by Colin Neagle

  • New leaders emerging in WAN optimization market

    In yet another sign that growing revenues are reshaping the vendor outlook in the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/network-management.html">network management</a> sector, Gartner recently named vendor Silver Peak one of the leaders in its <a href="http://www.silver-peak.com/landing/Gartner-Magic-Quadrant">magic quadrant</a> for the WAN optimization market.

  • Investors bet $16 million on growth in application delivery market

    When investment firm Edison Ventures decided to contribute the majority of a recent <a href="http://www.loadbalancerblog.com/blog/2012/01/kemp-gets-funding-%E2%80%93-16m">$16 million round of funding</a> for application delivery controller provider Kemp Technologies, investment manager Lenard Marcus acknowledged that some initial risk was incurred.

  • Startup Piston 'ready for fight' with VMware

    Having just released its new cloud operating system, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/012012-piston-cloud-255154.html">Piston Cloud Computing</a> finds itself in a contentious position -- and company co-founder Josh McKenty says that is exactly where the company wants to be.

  • WAN optimization market shakeup predicted

    WAN optimization is shaping up to be one of the hottest areas of the network equipment market, prompting industry experts to predict high-profile acquisitions and vendor shakeups in the near future.

  • IBM Connect, Lotusphere conferences 'packed and buzzing': analyst

    Leading into this year's <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/011112-ibm-lotusphere-254803.html">Lotusphere conference</a>, Constellation Research Group principal analyst and former IBM employee Alan Lepofsky said IBM will have to approach its new venture in social business by emphasizing the most important factor -- the benefits.

  • Microsoft to launch real-time threat intelligence feed

    <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> is looking to share its wealth of security information with the world through a new real-time threat intelligence feed, the company recently announced at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York.

  • IBM launches Connect conference to drive 'social business'

    These days, IBM's collaboration software Lotus Notes has become a shadow of its former self, and the Lotusphere conference doesn't have the same pull it once did - so this year, Lotusphere will have to share the spotlight with a brand-new conference called IBM Connect.